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  • Attend the 2019 Troy Lecture

    On October 3rd, 2019 at 4:30PM, join us in hosting Natasha Trethewey for this year's annual Troy Lecture! Trethewey is a Pulitzer Prize-winner, two-time U.S. Poet Laureate, and alumna of the MFA for Poets and Writers here at UMass Amherst. 

  • Find your place in English Studies

    Learn more about how an English major, minor, or specialization can help you reach your goals. Find your place in our community! 

  • Why major in English? Here's what our students say.

    "English classes offer so much room for discussion and critical thought, and when I joined the English major, I immediately felt that. I felt like my voice was heard, and that I was more than just a number." 

    —Warren Charleston, UMass English 2019

  • Launch your writing career!

    Tap into our network of alumni mentors for career advice. Learn how to frame your writing skills for prospective employers!

News

André Alexis, MFA Visiting Faculty '19-'20, Longlisted for Scotiabank Giller Prize

September 19, 2019

André Alexis' novel, Days by Moonlight, is among the 12 books longlisted for the 2019 Scotiabank Giller Prize, an prestigious annual $100,000 award that recognizes the best in Canadian fiction....

Stephen Clingman Publishes Articles and Delivers Invited Lectures

September 19, 2019

Stephen Clingman has published several articles and delivered a number of invited lectures recently. ...

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Events

Sep
20

A Conversation with Roy Scranton: "We're Doomed. Now What?"

John W. Olver Design Building, University of Massachusetts Amherst
7:30 pm

Sep
22

Art in the Anthopocene: A Reading with Paperbark Literary Magazine

Old Chapel, University of Massachusetts Amherst
1:00 pm

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Alumni Profile

Thomas MacAlpine M.Ed. '03

"In terms of a career path, the best advice I can give is just to always be open. Don’t have the blinders on; you just never know where your education can take you."

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